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Public Meeting on Drug Disposal

On January 19 and 20, 2011, DEA conducted a public meeting to discuss the development of procedures for the surrender of unwanted controlled substances by ultimate users and long term care facilities. Specifically, this meeting allowed all interested persons—the general public including ultimate users, pharmacies, law enforcement, reverse distributors, and other third parties—to express their views of the most safe and effective method of disposal of controlled substances while following the Controlled Substances Act and taking into account the new Public Law 111-273 the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (PDF).

Procedures for the Surrender of Unwanted Controlled Substances by Ultimate Users; Notice of Meeting (PDF) (December 22, 2010)

Transcript of Public Meeting (PDF)

Public Meeting Agenda

Procedures for the Surrender of Unwanted Controlled Substances by Ultimate Users

January 19, 2011

8:00am: Check in Emcee: Mark Caverly, Section Chief, DEA Liaison and Policy Section
9:00-9:30am: Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator,
DEA Office of Diversion Control
Colin Clark, Program Analyst, DEA Regulatory Drafting Unit
9:30-10:00am: Timothy P. Condon, Science Policy Advisor,
Office of National Drug Control Policy
10:00-10:15am: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General, State of Maryland
10:15-10:30am: Break
10:30-11:00am: Richard Stanek, Ed Hutchinson, Stephanie Garlock
National Sheriffs' Association
11:00-11:30am: Lonnie Grabowska, Chief Agent, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal
11:30-12:00pm: Roy E. McKinney, Director, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00pm Presentations from registered public
3:003:15pm: Break
3:15-5:00pm: Presentations from registered public
5:00-5:30pm: Open microphone

January 20, 2011

8:00am: Check in Emcee: Cathy Gallagher, Associate Section Chief, DEA Liaison and Policy Section
9:00-9:15am: The Honorable Jay Inslee, United States House of Representatives
9:15-9:45am: James R. Hunter, Senior Program Manager, Food and Drug Administration
9:45-10:15am: Emil J. Dzuray, Jr., Acting Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Postal Service
10:15-10:30am: Break
10:30-11:00am: William T. Winsley, President, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
11:00-11:30am: Robert W. Dellinger, Division Director,
Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, Office of Resource
Conservation and Recovery, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:30am-12:00pm: Bruce Shahbaz, Army Health Promotion & Risk Reduction Task Force
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00pm: Presentations from registered public
3:00-3:15pm: Break
3:15-5:00pm: Presentations from registered public
5:00-5:30pm: Open microphone
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